Library of Things
Did you know the Library has a collection of useful items that you can borrow? Just like books or DVDs, you can check out many of these items for in-home use. Maybe you only need them for a short-term project or maybe you'd like to try something out before purchasing one yourself. Check out our non-traditional collection below, or browse by category.
Blood Pressure Kit
Take control of your hearth health. Learn how to take your blood pressure, the importance of knowing your numbers, and resources in Natrona County. Patrons may keep anything except the blood pressure cuff and the toolbox.
Tech & Video Games
Need to take a laptop into one of our small meeting spaces, but don’t have a laptop of your own? Chromebooks are available for checkout at the 2nd floor reference desk for in-library use. The Acer Chromebook is the ideal laptop for all ages.
With Wifi2Go, you can check out free mobile hotspots for at-home use. These portable WiFi hotspots allow you to connect up to 15 mobile enabled devices (laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet wherever Verizon networks are available.
Trying to cut down on media clutter in your house, or want to try out a new video game before buying it? We have games for children, teens, and adults on a variety of consoles: Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.
Celestron’s SkyMaster series of large aperture binoculars are high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use – especially over long distances.
Tennis Kit for Adults
The tennis kit comes with 2 adult tennis racquets and a pull string backpack. This tennis kit is offered in partnership with the Wyoming Tennis Association in honor of National Tennis Month (May).
Tennis Kit for Children
The tennis kit comes with 2 child-sized Net Generation racquets, 3 Net Generation tennis balls, and a pull string backpack. This tennis kit is offered in partnership with the Wyoming Tennis Association in honor of National Tennis Month.
State Park Backpacks
Explore big beautiful Wyoming through the Check-out State Parks library program! Wyoming is rich in recreational opportunities and it is our hope that this program will inspire learning and adventure in the outdoors.
Music & Video
The Optoma PRO160S is the ideal projector for multiple usages in business and education. With an HDMI input and 3D capability, the PRO160S is ready to take on any presentation challenge.
Ring Light w/ Stand
Flattering light creates flawless content. Customize height, angle, and brightness to illuminate and elevate your pictures and videos. Collapse the cordless ring light and pack with its rechargeable battery into the carry case to easily create professional content anywhere, anytime.
DVD/VCR Recorder and Converter
The Toshiba DVD and VHS recorder/converter lets you copy from tape to disc, or vice versa with the push of a button, and enhances DVD picture quality to near HD with 1080p upconversion via HDMI.
The Dansette Bermuda 2-Speed Turntable from Crosley Radio is equipped with a belt-driven mechanism and dynamic full-range stereo speakers. It features a diamond stylus needle and a matching stand. The Bluetooth connectivity ensures a wireless operation.
Portable DVD Writer
The Portable USB External DVD Burner and Drive from LG allows you to read and write on DVDs and CDs with your computer. This drive connects to your Windows or Mac computer via USB. It features 8x DVD and 24x CD read and write speeds.
Canon EOS Digital Camera
This digital camera and lens will help photographers who are looking for an easy-to-use camera to create their next masterpiece. The Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a compact DSLR that boasts easy operation, compact design, and no-compromise performance.
Digital Still Camera
This small, easy-to-operate camera comes equipped with photo and video capabilities, supporting up to 48 million image resolution and 4K video resolution- making your photos and video recording clearer and smoother!
A flexible Tripod and Mount for Smartphones from iPhone SE to iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S8 and More. It features universal smartphone compatibility and rubber foot grips and wider jaws for more stability.
Need to take professional-looking pictures of a product or item that you want to sell online? Check out one of our easy-to-use light boxes and give your photography a background-less edge over the competition.
Looking to show off some old family photos slides? The Kodak Carousel 4200 projector gives you sharp, bright images and quiet, dependable operation. It accepts 2-by-2-inch slides in either 80- or 140- slide trays.
This 61″ full size camera tripod includes the tripod, a soft carrying case, and a convenient camera mounting plate. It weights only 3 pounds and offers a 3-way panhead for horizontal and vertical picture taking.
This versatile tripod fits a variety of devices well, including phones, point-and-shoot and other small cameras. The tripod comes with a strong tablet holder. Perfect for video, photographers, live streaming, and family gatherings.
Light Stand and Reflector Holder
Upscale your photography with lighting and backgrounds. This convertible stand can be used as a light stand, a boom, or as a reflector holder. As a reflector holder, it works well with our 2 collapsible backgrounds.
The Chroma Blue/Green specialized colors allow you to key in the background of your choice in postproduction. Its lightweight construction is suitable for studio or location shoots and it folds down into a compact circle for easy transport and storage.
This 5’x7′ Collapsible Background II features reversible black and white sides that are useful for product shots and portraits. Its lightweight construction is suitable for studio or location shoots and it folds down for easy transport and storage.
Makey Makey STEM Pack
Perfect for classrooms, schools, districts, workshop teachers, and more. The Makey Makey STEM Kit is a distillation of 12 Makey Makeys, 12 booster packs, and some extra parts for when you want to invent something even bigger.
Code & Go Robot Mouse
Create a step-by-step path for the Programmable Robot Mouse using the 30 double-sided coding cards to provide a hands-on introduction to coding concepts. The mouse lights up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons.
Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set
With this Learning Resources activity set, build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for the Code and Go Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch the mouse race to find the cheese!
Encourage kids to experiment while they play, exercising important skills like problem solving, planning and sequencing, and more. Preschoolers can twist the dials on the caterpillar’s segments to create a sequence and send their pal along the programmed path.
Seasonal Stem Challenges
STEM Seasonal Challenges for grades 2-5 provides a fun way to enhance STEM learning in the classroom. This boxed set includes 30 challenge cards—each card is seasonally- or holiday-themed.
STEM Challenges for grades 2-5 provides a fun way to enhance STEM learning in the classroom. This boxed set includes 30 challenge cards with two sides—the front side includes the challenge and a visual list of materials needed to complete the challenge.
Wood Building Blocks
Stack the precision-milled, solid pine KEVA planks to create buildings, monuments and geometric forms. Its the ideal activity to help kids gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as an interest in architecture, building and design.
With 72 cubes consisting of 3 different designs to be used as scaffolding, ramps, paths, and much more, this playset is perfect for any anyone looking to improve hand-eye coordination, problem solving with basic physics, and planning skills.
Early Learning Backpacks
For younger kids, we also offer Early Learning Backpacks. Each of those kits is themed and typically includes several picture books, two to four educational games or toys, and an activity guide.
Each STEAM kit comes with different themed activities and books that take learning to a whole new level. These STEAM kits are intended for grade 4+ but can be adjusted according to different age levels.
Baby Lock Zest Sewing Machine
Baby Lock Zest combines traditional machine construction like a metal, 15 class bobbin system and internal casting, with an easy to follow stitch selection guide. You will find all your basic stitches such as straight, zig-zag, blind hem and stretch stitches.
Baby Lock BL9 Sewing Machine
Reliable and durable, the BL9 Baby Lock Sewing Machine has a variety of stitches and adjustable stitch lengths, plus a free arm to easily reach hard-to-sew-areas. Features include snap-on accessory feet for buttonholes, zigzags, and darning.
CombBind & Binding Supplies
Bind documents up to 500 sheets thick with the all-metal binding system’s plastic comb binding process. Adjustable for standard or oversized covers, this system is ideal for the professional and high-traffic setting. Supplies for 2 bound books included.
Die Cutting Machine
The Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine is the perfect die cutting tool for a wide range of creative pursuits. The A4 sized platform allows you to cut materials up to 9 inches wide ranging from tissue to cork, as well as fabric and wood.
Go old school with this throwback overhead projector, and project anything you want (as long as its printed on see-through paper) onto a white screen or wall. Some might even call this a “relic”.
Items for Patrons with Memory Loss or Developmental Disabilities
This therapy board brings everyday items together in an appealing and portable location so that loved ones with memory loss can continue to practice recognizable activities in a calm setting. The board was designed to maintain the dignity of aging adults.
Make it easier for your loved ones to recall positive memories and enjoy quality time with family, friends and carers with Call-to-Mind, a communication game developed especially for people living with dementia.
A tray puzzle has a hard, durable board that acts as a place to store the puzzle, as well as a guideline for assembly. When the thick puzzle pieces are removed from the tray, a finished image can be seen printed on the tray. Kit includes 4 puzzles.